Welcome to the City of Cochran!

 

The City of Cochran is a uniquely progressive rural community built upon efficient and effective service delivery with an organizational culture that strives to embrace change and diversity. The City also strives to ensure a high level of innovation and sustainable development while maintaining and enhancing a quality educational system, with the ultimate goal of providing a safe and secure environment to live, raise families, work, conduct business, and play.


News and Updates

 

 Christmas Holidays

The City of Cochran will be closed on Friday, December 23, 2016 & Monday, December 26, 2016 for Christmas Holidays. The City will open on the next business day.

 

Congratualations
 

 

The City of Cochran would like to congratulate the Fire & the Emergency Services Department on receiving their New Lower ratings and Class 5 Public Protection Classification (PPC) from the Insurance Services Office (ISO).

 

For more information, please click here.

 

 Severe Drought Conditions:

Due to the severe drought conditions, the State of Georgia is currently under a " No Burning" ban. No burning in Bleckley County or the City of Cochran is allowed at this time. No Burn permits will be issued.

 

The State of Georgia Drought Map, please click here.

 

Georgia Elevates Drought, please click here. 

 

Drought Management Fact sheet, please click here.

 

The State of Georgia is also currently under a "No Fireworks" ban. Do not discharge fireworks of any kind in Bleckley County or in the City of Cochran.  

 

Fireworks Ban, please click here.

 

 Outdoor Watering Restrictions 

(UPDATED 8/10/16)

For information on outdoor watering restrictions, please click here.

 

New AMR Meters

The City of Cochran is converting to AMR (Automatic Meter Read) electric meters.  This project will serve water and sewer customers with long-term meter readings.

 

All City water/ sewer customers will get new meters, including commercial and residental, in-city and out-of-city customers.  The City is following the lead of many cities and counties that have already converted to automated meters.

 

AMR meters are electronically read.  Meters are " Positive Displacement" which by industry standard are the most accurate type of meter.  Positive displacement meters are also best at holding their accuracy over the life of the meter.

 

All meters will be equipped with backflow preventers.  This is a requirement of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for Municipal water systems. 

 

  H.E.A.T Contribution

Each night, in our community, there are children who go to bed cold because their families can’t afford to heat their homes.  To help with this problem, a program called HEAT (Heating Energy Assistance Team) was launched in 1983. HEAT operates statewide and is available to qualifying households regardless of the type of energy used to heat the home.  By donating now to HEAT, you can help families stay warm this winter.  

 

The money you contribute will provide direct assistance to those who need it.  All the money donated to HEAT is distributed by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services.  Over the past 33 years, more than $23 million has been distributed to more than 97,000 families. To help, please make a donation online at www.heatga.org or complete and mail the attached form along with your tax-deductible donation in an envelope addressed to:      

  

HEAT 

 P.O. Box 451008 

 Atlanta, GA  31145 

 

The need is overwhelming; therefore, if you are able to make additional contributions in the coming months, please do so.  

Please call HEAT at 678-406-0212 if you have questions. On behalf of others who will stay warm this winter because of your gift, thank you. 

 

To apply, please click here.

 

 Sewer Line Repairs

The City has contracted with American Infrastructure Technologies Corporation (AITC) to repair sewer lines and manholes.  Residents may see AITC equipment or vehicles in their neighborhood working on sewer improvements.  If your residence has a sewer back-up resulting from AITC's work, or if you have a question about this project, please call City Hall at 478-934-6346. 

 

 Garbage Service

Bulk waste pick-up will be on the second Saturday of each month with the first pick-up on Saturday, October 15th

No more than three household items, such as furniture, will be picked up.  Bulk waste is limited to 75 pounds per household. 

Residents should not place their bulk waste at the curb until the morning of the second Saturday of each month, to prevent the bulk waste from becoming a nuisance.

 

Questions regarding new trash carts, limb pick-up, or bulk waste pick-up should be directed to City Hall at (478) 934-6346.

  

 

   If you have questions or concerns with your utility bill, you can call or visit City Hall at 112 West Dykes Street or 478-934-6346.  Please contact the following personnel at City Hall to discuss your bill or to set up an appointment:

 

 Front Desk Customer Service Clerks:  478-934-6346

Tracey Hudson, Utility Billing Clerk:  478-934-6346

Jill Cooper, City Clerk:  478-934-6346

Richard Newbern, City Manager:  478-934-6346

 

The City of Cochran welcomes inquiries or concerns from utility customers.